Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 26:225-227; Sura 27:1-14

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Shu’ara (the Poets) 26:225-227, recto begins with “nahum”, gold heading, Sura al-Naml (the Ants) 27:1-6; verso: sura 27: 6-13 and part of 14, verso begins with “hakim ‘alayim”, gold verse marker; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red; one column; 16 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, late 8th-early 9th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 19.5 x 25.9 cm (7 11/16 x 10 3/16 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1945.20
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Islam, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 26, sura 27, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1945
Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [1]

From 1945
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Kirkor Minassian

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Shu'ara (the Poets) 26:225-227, recto begins with "nahum", gold heading, Sura al-Naml (the Ants) 27:1-6; verso: sura 27: 6-13 and part of 14, verso begins with "hakim 'alayim", gold verse marker; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red; one column; 16 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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